Monday January 26, 2015 Jenner CA.
The sun was out as I arrived at Jenner this morning with a few clouds in the sky. The wind was down to a breeze so it was fairly nice out as I put my boat in the water and crossed over the river to Penny Island. I had decided to go on up the river to Muskrat Nest today and hang out.
I paddled on up to Muskrat Nest beach and sat in my boat in the water for a good while. Here’s one of the muskrat nests at that spot. This is the first muskrat nest I discovered. It’s just one of many of them that are now on the estuary.
I just hung around in that spot, sitting and taking it easy. Eventually I decided to walk up to Buzzard rock which is just up the hill from Muskrat nest beach, through a bunch of poison oak bushes.
I sat at buzzard rock and around the muskrat nest area for a couple of hours before heading back down the south side of the river in the late afternoon.
Two geese where coming in for a landing across the river from me, making a bunch of noise. They landed and did this little dance with their necks extended, walking back and forth and honking a lot. Must be some kind of mating thing?
I slowly worked my way down the river thinking I might go down to the river’s mouth. But as I approached the boat ramp area, I decided I was tired out enough for one day and headed for the boat ramp.
I did notice that the estuary water level was fairly high today and was wondering if the river’s mouth might be closed, but checking it out will have to keep until tomorrow when should get a chance to check it out.
I went on home with some intentions of doing some yard work, but the sun was down by the time I got there so that didn’t happen.
Nice day paddling around the estuary.